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Job Alert: Don Vial Center Associate Chair

Job Alert: Don Vial Center Associate Chair

Associate Chair Don Vial Center – Institute or Research on Labor and Employment

The Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley is seeking candidates for appointment as Associate Director of the Don Vial Center for Employment in the Green Economy.

The Associate Chair of the Don Vial Center will work with the Chair and stakeholders to develop a research and education agenda for the Center. The Associate Chair will direct research, education and outreach for the Center, supervise other researchers, and conduct research. Appointee will work with policy-makers, researchers, and labor, industry, environmental and low-income stakeholders.  Appointee will oversee, manage, and plan research and/or implementation projects addressing jobs and workforce issues related to climate policy in California and the nation.  Appointee will assist in proposal writing, represent the Center to the public and the media, and make public presentations to stakeholder organizations, unions, and policy makers on climate policy and workforce issues.  Appointee will contribute to written reports and articles based on Center research.

Minimum Qualification required at time of application:

Master’s degree or equivalent in public policy, economics, sociology, or a related field.

Additional Required Qualifications:

  • 5 years of experience working on issues related to jobs and the environment
  • 7-10 years of post-graduate experience conducting policy research, program implementation, project management and/or management experience, demonstrating leadership in a social justice arena that addresses jobs and environment.
  • Demonstrated qualitative and/or quantitative skills and experience in data analysis.
  • Demonstrated writing skills geared toward policy research reports.
  • Experience making presentations.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A background in industrial relations is especially valuable.
  • A background in workforce development is valuable.
  • Relationships with California stakeholders in labor and climate is valuable.
  • Issue expertise in both labor and energy/climate policy across a variety of sectors, such as renewable energy, energy efficiency, etc. is especially valuable.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including the ability to work well with university faculty,  staff  and  students,  policy  makers,  advocates  and  industry stakeholders as well as labor leaders and rank and file worker.

To apply

Position will be full time (100%) for one year, with the possibility of extension depending on performance and availability of funding. The salary range is $52,344 – $83,184. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Position includes benefits.

To apply, please upload your most recently updated Curriculum Vitae (required), a cover letter (required), one writing sample (required), and contact information for three references (required) to Letters of reference are not required at this time. We will seek your permission before contacting your references. All letters will be treated as confidential per University of California policy and California state law. Please refer potential referees, including when letters are provided via a third party (i.e., dossier service or career center), to the UC Berkeley statement of confidentiality:

The position will be open until filled, with an anticipated start date of June, 2015.  To ensure full consideration, please apply by the first review date of May 14, 2015. Please address any inquiries to Hadidjah Rivera at

UC Berkeley has an excellent benefits package as well as a number of policies and programs in place to support employees as they balance work and family.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see